When preparing to pack your items, there are a few steps that you can take for an easier move. You should first sort the items you plan to keep, then take measurements of your bigger items to make sure you get the right fit. Take these steps as early as possible to help you choose the correct size and number of boxes. And while you are at it, purchase packaging material, tape, and labels.
You should cut down on excess clutter by getting rid of unnecessary items. You can donate or sell the items you really don’t need, leaving you with less to pack. Separate items according to the rooms designated for them so that they can be packed together.
Choosing The Correct Packaging
Decide which packaging is best for your items based on their measurements, size, and shape. Pack irregularly shaped or specialty items in unique types of boxes. Get wardrobe boxes for your formal clothing, and boxes with dividers for glassware and other breakable items. You can also use wooden crates for larger or heavier items like plasma televisions.
Packing material helps to secure your items while in transit. Invest in masking tape, paper, bubble wrap, plastic, furniture pads, cardboard and any other items you will require. Protect your glassware, metal items, and electronics from being damaged on the trip.
Sealing and Labeling Boxes
The correct type of tape is necessary to secure the top and bottom of the box. Double up in areas that will receive more stress. When properly sealed, ensure you have the correct address to be placed on the printed labels or you can use a permanent marker to label each box with the designated room.
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